Fact Sheet Hepatitis B: General Information, August 26, 2018

(2018) Fact Sheet Hepatitis B: General Information, August 26, 2018. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

Hepatitis B is a virus that enters the bloodstream and then infects the liver. Hepatitis B is most often spread from person to person through contact with infected semen, vaginal secretions, or blood. Having sex with an infected person and sharing needles for drug use are two very common ways that people become infected. Babies born to infected mothers and people who live in the house with a "carrier" of hepatitis B are also at risk.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Hepatitis B, Healthcare, Public Health
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Diseases
Health and medicine > Public health
ID Code: 32093
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2020 13:17
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2020 13:17
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/32093